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Greenbrier West High School

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Posted September 16, 2009

why do i love greenbrier west high school because ther are a lot of great teachers and aids that work there and i really do love this high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

Greenbrier West has made great gains this past year. I think the Blue and Gold cards were needed to reinforce students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

I have worked as a substitute teacher at Greenbrier West, and I belive that the school has improved tremendously with the new principal, staff teachers, addition of the CIS, and effective displinary measures.


Posted December 23, 2008

I went to West and did not appreciate the quality of education I was recieving at the time. I took the AP and Advanced courses and was still able to pull mostly 'A's with minimal work. The fact is, I was learning in class. My first year in college was pre-med and was basically all a review for me. I found that in area's like sciences and math, I was ahead of most of my classmates from other states, areas of the state, or even private schools. I've gone on to finish my doctorate, so I thank them for teaching me when I didn't even know it was happening. Greenbrier West is a great place to start!


Posted August 31, 2008

I graduated from West in 2008 and was one of the ones saying we never did enough work and we were never pushed but after being in college class and hearing kids from other schools talk about how easy high school was and how hard college is, I've realized something, college is easy. Mr. Pomeroy and Mr. Burdette God bless their souls were the toughest teachers I had and now college algebra and english is super easy and I had even read all the books for theatre my senior year in english, so that's easier too. So, to all the parents saying my kid isn't doing any work, there doing more than you know and compared to the kids I've met from other schools they are doing more at West then any other school in the state. Just know your kid will be ready for life if they graduate from West.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

I've been a student at Greenbrier West for 3 years now, I'm currently a Junior. At Western Greenbrier, I never tried in my work because the classes were so horrible. But it's different at West; most teachers there are very nice and seem to actually care about things other than their paycheck. Each teacher is unique in his or her teaching style, which helps us in our classes if we need a different style. Yes, some teachers could do a LOT more in their work and effort, but for the most part, Greenbrier West is a wonderful school that makes the best of what it has.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

Awesome. That's the only way to describe it. I've been here for 3 years and I wouldn't want to have my education anywhere else. Hands down, although thumbs down to some of the teachers who care nothing about us, only their paychecks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2007

My son has been at West for two years, and quite honestly, the staff is lacking for the most part. The teachers do not give enough work. The kids may work in some of their classes three times a week, and when they do they never do anything that hard. They don't usually get taught, they just kinda get handed paper and told 'Do it and turn it in at the end of class!' So my overall opinion of West isn't nearly as high as it was of Western Greenbrier Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

This is my child's first year at Greenbrier West High and he absolutely loves it! After three very stressful years at Western, he now has a renewed faith in the educational system which is the result of the awesome teachers and a pleasant learning environment. He went from hating school and barely passing to loving school and making A's and B's. The teachers are more open-minded and seem to genuinely care about the kids and their education. My son is now once again interested in making good grades thanks to the faculty and staff at GWHS! Keep up the excellent work!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
38%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%

Reading

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities37%

Science

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%

Reading

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 92%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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